Both of the newly launched VivaColombia routes were initially planned to launch late June/early July, but were then postponed. Last Saturday, the first passengers took off on board the much-awaited VivaColombia service to Montería, which upon arrival was welcomed with a traditional water cannon salute.
- VivaColombia, which recently turned three-month old, further strengthened its offering from Medellín (MDE) on 1 September. Montería (MTR), which is located only 300 kilometres to the north from the Antioquian capital, as well as the Caribbean island of San Andres (ADZ) are now served with three and four weekly flights respectively. Copa’s daily service provides competition on the route to San Andres, while LAN offers 14 weekly flights from Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport, Medellín’s regional airport.